Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

boxpin

Boxpin's Build

Recommended Posts

Well, VS Legend, even leaving that little bit of space at the top, the shims still create a great deal of strength in that area. There's less area susceptible to flex, which is what causes that crack to form in the first place. While you are correct that shimming to the top is stronger, having that small place for the HG to bite into is probably the lesser of two evils. It'll be less likely to blow the gasket under very high cylinder pressures.

absolutely Chrispy, and that is why I don't pressed them to the bottom, the shim gets presses by the HG bite right where it should be.

I just two pieces of stainless shimming steel and bent the ends over to stop them from slidding out.

I am sorry oblark, but that does not look properly gaped and really looks horrid...also understand that shims once in place will not be sliding anywhere.

Worry not. I didnt spend any time overthinking this. It took longer to draw that picture. We measured and said, "Well look at that". Got the correct gap needed, ground it down and pounded them in.

i understand, you did a great job just trying to show regular owner that it is extremely easy to do it right.

on my 4th block...friends 850.

DSC_0012_zps90e937ab.jpg

DSC_0009_zps91a1b69e.jpg

DSC_0022_zps6a8c08c1.jpg

total cost 8.71$ two feeler gauges...they are 3.99 each...

DSC_0017_zpse70a0162.jpg

also if you're boring out the block, yes you can pound them...if not "press them" not pound.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sorry oblark, but that does not look properly gaped and really looks horrid...also understand that shims once in place will not be sliding anywhere.

It doesn`t have to look pretty it just needs to functional, who will see it when the head is fitted :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It doesn`t have to look pretty it just needs to functional, who will see it when the head is fitted :)

true. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got a little more done today. Picked up new mid-block bolts and assembled the mid-block.

E420A785-E530-441C-B289-0C6E22C0669B_zps

1D5D2869-A20B-4247-A7DF-9105BFBD5919_zps

Got the rods all cleaned and ready for the pistons.

B5026C81-CBB4-421F-9C66-4AD939DB2E22_zps

Here are the ARP rod bolts up against the China rod bolts.

China on the left, ARP on the right.

451EA002-2254-4E8D-93D8-9393B5B18BD9_zps

All the left over parts.

636AD8CA-8FD9-450D-9603-10A95E9104E5_zps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't you worrie about the dust get inside the engine while you assemble it on your yard? Scary :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't you worrie about the dust get inside the engine while you assemble it on your yard? Scary :huh:

If there was some terrible wind or something, yes. But generally where I live its calm and yesterday was a nice peaceful cloud cover and 70 deg. The engine gets bagged when not being worked on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any pics of the vents you added to the valve cover?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want valve cover vents, do they have a type of baffling to keep as much oil out as possible?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any pics of the vents you added to the valve cover?

I want valve cover vents, do they have a type of baffling to keep as much oil out as possible?

Two vents (thanks Hussein) with baffles on the underside. Welded the donuts from the inside, no reason just did it that way.

4C53283B-5F12-40A5-9EBF-83887CDA698D_zps

5821820B-A659-4973-BA31-14C797093110_zps

And look what showed up in the mail today...SWEET!

68788CFA-A354-43C9-99E7-6A3DB32769E8_zps

DE597A8E-842D-4291-A261-D2CFB5444FE6_zps

Clutch components complete: 6-puck disc, Sachs 707 and lightened flywheel.

95D26D00-22D2-43A3-A4A4-36564DD70E2E_zps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice! Curious to hear what the clutch feel/engagement will be like on this setup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No way to just convert the oil cap into a vent? I was thinking of trying to fabricate something, but never got around to it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice clutch! Is that the EZ-LOCK PRO? That the was the clutch I was looking at, but decided against for no particular reason. I have a feeling I'll be taking the transmission out again soon enough...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice clutch! Is that the EZ-LOCK PRO? That the was the clutch I was looking at, but decided against for no particular reason. I have a feeling I'll be taking the transmission out again soon enough...

Thats the one. I think I got the link from your thread. The site has 20% off right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites